The symptoms of a toe injury include things like pain, swelling, and inflammation. The degree of these symptoms can indicate how serious the injury might be, but to get a proper diagnosis, you will need to see your GP, or go to a local hospital for an x-ray.
Immediately after you injure a toe, it could swell and begin to stiffen. There may be considerable pain, and you may find it difficult or even impossible to wear a shoe. Many toe injury victims end up wearing a plimsoll or a slipper for comfort.
The symptoms of a toe injury can appear immediately and even years later
The symptoms of a toe injury can manifest themselves immediately after the incident, or can sometimes take several days to develop. In some cases symptoms are not realised for weeks or even years.
With some toe injuries, blood collects beneath the nail. This is called a subungual haematoma. When this happens, if the collection of blood is sufficiently large, it may need draining.
In rare occasions, the symptoms of a toe injury can also include the bone protruding out through the skin. This is known as an open or compound fracture, and it may entail corrective surgery
When you might need the services of Accident Advice Helpline
If your toe injury was the fault of a third party, you may well have the right to claim personal injury compensation, which is when you might need the services of a top firm of injury solicitors like Accident Advice Helpline. We are one of the premier injury claim solicitors here in the UK and have been helping people to successfully secure compensation for over 15 years.
There is a 3-year statute of limitations on all personal injury compensation claim cases. However if may be possible to overturn this ruling if there is solid medical proof of symptoms taking longer than 3 years to materialise, and there is proof of the accident happening.
This is where health and safety legislation can help. All companies must record accidents in an accident book under the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) scheme. So if your injury happened at work, make sure a record has been entered.
All claims that we help people to make are covered by our no-win, no-fee* guarantee. This can come in helpful with things like delayed claims as it give the claimant confidence to go ahead and register their claim, safe in the knowledge that he or she won’t have to pay our legal fees if the claim fails.
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Category: Toe injury claim